Coins from Aeolis
Aeolis was not originally a geographic term but a collective name for the cities in the region on the west coast of Asia Minor founded by the Aeolians, a branch of the Hellenic peoples.

The twelve southern cities were grouped in the Aeolian League; these were Temnos, Smyrna, Pitane, Neonteichos, Aegirusa, Notium, Cilla or Killa, Cyme, Gryneum, Larissa, Myrina, and Aegae.
Aeolis
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An AE unit struck 200-1 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and scepter; AIΓAEΩN, (APE) (TAP) / (ΠAΩ)

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 5.24 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 13 S96,13; SNG KOP 21 8; SNG AUL 1597; SNG TÜBINGEN 2681
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An AE unit struck 300-200 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: goat head right

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g

- AE 3 views 3rd century BC

SNGvA 1593; BMC Troas p. 95, 6-8 var. (with ethnic)
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An AE unit struck 400-300 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Head of goat right

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.03 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1593
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An AE unit struck 400-300 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Head of goat right

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.06 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1593
(5) Autokane
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An AE unit struck c. 400-300 BC in Autokane
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: diademed head of Nymph right; AYTOKANA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop. 26
(6) Boione
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An AE unit struck 300 BC in Boione
Obverse: Female head left, wearing sphendone

Reverse: Bull standing right

Diameter: 10 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.23 g
No notes for this coin
SNG v. Aulock -; SNG Cop. 28
(7) Elaia
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An AE unit struck 200-1 BC in Elaia
Obverse: Head of Demeter right, grain wreath in hair

Reverse: ΕΛ-ΑΙ-ΤΩ-Ν; long torch within grain wreath

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
No notes for this coin
Cf. BMC 127, 20; SNG München 395; SNG Copenhagen 181-5
(8) Elaia
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An AE unit struck c. 340-275 BC in Elaia
Obverse: head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet

Reverse: grain kernel within olive wreath

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1605 var. (ethnic)
(9) Elaia
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An AR Hemiobol struck 450-400 BC in Elaia
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left

Reverse: E-Λ-A-I, olive wreath within incuse square

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.44 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(10) Kyme
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An AR Hemiobol struck 480-450 BC in Kyme
Obverse: head of eagle left, KY

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.42 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 31; Klein 333.
(11) Kyme
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An AR Hemiobol | Tetartemorion struck 480-450 BC in Kyme
Obverse: head of eagle left; KY

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.3 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 31; Klein 333. (hemiobol)
(12) Kyme
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An AE unit struck c. 250 BC in Kyme
Obverse: head of Amazon Kyme right

Reverse: forepart of horse right, vase behind KY ΛEΣBIOΣ

Diameter: 12 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.64 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Copenhagen 90; BMC Aeolis p. 109, 57
(13) Kyme
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An AE 13 struck c. 165 - 30 BC in Kyme
Obverse: KY / bridled horse forepart right

Reverse: ZΩI/ΛOΣ / bow and quiver tied together

Diameter: 12.7 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.68 g
Kyme was conquered by Croesus, king of Lydia, and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum, bequeathed Aeolis to Rome in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made part of the Roman province of Asia. Aeolis was under Byzantine rule until the early 15th century, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the area. Magistrate Zoilos
SNG Cop 109; BMC Troas p. 112, 86; SNG Munchen 511; SNGvA 1643
(14) Kyme
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An AE unit struck 350-250 BC in Kyme
Obverse: Forepart of horse right

Reverse: Skyphos, monogram in field

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.81 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 45
(15) Kyme
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An AE unit struck 350-250 BC in Kyme
Obverse: Forepart of horse right

Reverse: Skyphos, monogram in field

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
BMC 459
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An AE unit struck c. 400-300 BC in Larissa Phrikonis
Obverse: horned female head of river-god facing slightly right

Reverse: head of Apollo right; Λ_A

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
SNG München 565, SNG Cop 212, BMC Troas -
(17) Myrina
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An AE unit struck 400-200 BC in Myrina
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right decorated with gryffin

Reverse: amphora MY_PI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG München 570; SNG Copenhagen 215-217; SNG Tübingen 2709; BMC 26; Weber 5567
(18) Myrina
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An AE unit struck 200-1 BC in Myrina
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: amphora, lyre right; MY_PI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 225; SNGvA 1666; SNG München 571 - 573; BMC Troas p. 137, 27 ff
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An AE unit struck c. 200-100 BC in Neonteichos
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin

Reverse: owl standing right, head facing; (NE)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.72 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 245; BMC 1
(20) Pitane
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An AE unit struck 400-200 BC in Pitane
Obverse: head of Zeus-Ammon right

Reverse: pentagram, • in center; Π_I_T_A_N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.1 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 171, 5; SNG France 2349; Tuebingen 2495
(21) Temnos | Alexander III
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An AR Tetradrachm struck c. 188-170 BC in Temnos
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right

Reverse: Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left; AΛEΞANΔPOY / (ΠA) E

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.2 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1676; Müller 956